Sooooo…The people have overthrown the government and each community has been given a portion of the pot of gold (or tax)…The portion is directly related to a) Catchment area b) Last years budget and c) the number of people in the area who are able to pay tax and those who are not (babies, under 16’s, the disabled, the unemployed, the elderly)
Each community is now responsible for their own pot…If we did Norwich, we would have 18.5 million to divvy about…
It also means keeping it ‘topped up’ so it can fund schooling, education, health services and other public services such as recycling, waste control, lighting etc, plus whatever your community decides is worthwhile
20 People from each community will be nominated by their fellow community members, as representatives for all of the services. They will be nominated on the following criteria
3. Champion of equality
4. Possess Integrity (honesty and with a moral compass)
5. Mercy oriented
6. Described as a Good Person
7. Knows Ethics (stems naturally from equality)
Once these people have been nominated and selected, (by the whole community) they will form the ‘Community Leadership Group’ Read the rest of this entry
Spirituality is one of those words associated with sooooo many different ideas right?..The familiar ones include the practice of meditation, prayer, and surrounding one’s self with nature…On I could go
My Dad is a really spiritual guy so I grew up with more of an idea than most, as to what spirituality means; but my relationship with it was transformed when I felt and experienced a delivery of love into my heart. Truly life changing love…God’s Love
My Spiritual attitude is ever evolving; as I grow I’m sure it will continue to change well into the future. This is where I’m currently at in my outlooks and ideas about what everyday spirituality means for me
1. My mentality (to a large extent) is ‘Live and let live’…Basically, I believe we are all on our own paths, and only God and I know me, and the same goes for everyone else…Only God and you know you. You are the only one who can influence your path. It is not up to me to interfere with the spiritual journey of another, unless invited
2. I am learning to tell the truth when I most want to lie. This helps me to show those around me who I am, even though I bloody despise doing this when my self-expression is negative. But, when I do it, I honor my own worth and boundaries, not to mention my dysfunctional idiosyncracies (love thyself, poop bits included)
3. I proper try (and often succeed) in being non-judgemental (Again, my Dad talked about this a lot when we were little) Read the rest of this entry
In the quest to cheer the fooook up before I keel over….I have, on numerous occasions, written lists of all my blessings and I have to say; I’m lucky to have a pretty long list. However, I don’t think a name/one word summary does many favours to covey the richness and depth of goodness, that some of the people and things on my list, bring to my life.
The trouble with lists :- When I read the list back to myself, I can’t help but feel like, the act of ‘blessing the blessings’ (giving them the level of appreciation they deserve and hold), gets minimized and becomes almost mechanical. FEELING gratitude rather than NOTING gratitude, make for 2 very different states of mind
Sooooo, ramble ramble, the long and short of it is – I am going to try to capture the essence of the people and circumstances on my list, one at a time…I am going to savour slowly, all that I have, by really digging down into each separate person or place, noting their qualities, our experiences, our memories, and anything else that I associate with the people on my list
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After pondering on a vast number of words and deleting them all
I have just one thing to say
THANKYOU LIFE and ALL that reside in it :)!
(Or maybe 2 or 3 things it seems)
I’m not so thankful for my highly sensitive ‘bits’, but they are there for a reason…
I laughed A LOT last night and it was BLOODY MARVELLOUS!
I plan on doing as much of that as possible, as soon as possible, for as long as possible
Patience is a virtue!
Fear is a foooking nuisance
Hurt is a habit
Faith is a life saver
Once again…THANKS A MILLION 🙂
Love Dawny Xxx
Just this morning, I was feeling in need of a little of life’s magic
Like many other mornings, Mr Rurch (one of my two AMAZING pussy cats) joined in the fun of playing ‘den’
I don’t like to place undue pressure on myself during these times, so our den making was limited by me and the chair. It’s not a complicated process with this in mind 😉
Basically, it’s me in the armchair, with my arms raised and acting as mini stilts, with the quilt surrounding me, leaning on the very top/back of the chair and ending on the floor…Then I make a little entrance hole in the quilt and I say the magic words
Actually, I whisper to him as this seems to give him endless joy 🙂
‘Mr Rurch…Come get in the den’
Then I like to close the hole off and pull the quilt tight so he can’t get in! 🙂 He then mounts the slope that forms around my quilt covered stilt arms and scratches and screams trying to get access. Once I’ve rinsed that section of all the available entertainment, I re-open the entrance and he crawls down with his eyes out on door stops…I have to hold the quilt up a little bit, so that he can get on my lap without being plunged into complete darkness
He loves it (WE love it)
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Welcome to DJ Dawny’s Lent-Ville..Please feel free to spend the next 21 or so minutes, singing this bundle of musical wonder, direct to God himself
As planned, I have been doing my best to sing to God since the 13th. I am known for singing quite terribly (on purpose) when I’m alone, so I may well be making the Lords ears bleed :)… but I’m hoping his heart is singing with me, in spite of the plethora of bum notes that leak from within the depths of my strange old soul 🙂
Here are the 7 songs I’ve chosen since day 1
Your Song – Elton John
Joyful Joyful – The Sister Act 2 rendition
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If I had the job of trying to inspire the human race – subject LIFE – Using 2 YouTube videos – I’d pick these
SERIOUSLY – This astounding young girl really really says it all, and I believe everyone in the world should have the chance to watch this moving and poignant clip…(you will likely blub at least once, with both sadness and joy, she’s beyond amazing)
Followed by none other than old Louis Himself – Who also says it all, as much with his big old grin as with the wonder of the song itself…Just Magic 🙂
What a Wonderful World Read the rest of this entry
The 3rd story in my little writing challenge for 2013. Each line must begin with a word that starts with the same letter as the last word on the line before it. 3 words in a line, 33 lines in zee story…
Johnny was mute
mesmerised and overwhelmed
Oliver made contact
Couch potato extraordinaire
Everybody had goosebumps
Greatness seldom seen
Sicily. Motorbikes. Tomatoes
Tears filled Johnny
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Santa was very kind to me this year!
As tragic as this may be – my most favourite gift was a VAX steam cleaner!
The thing is tooooooo cool for words
To say my house was a bit dusty…pre xmas, would be the understatement of the century
I finally gained enough energy to blitz the flat of all surface debris
And then; I spent a bliss-filled hour blasting the living life out of every shelf, fake plant and ornament in sight – with my trusty jet of ‘red hot magic steamy dust killing power’
We age, we change, we fall in love with household cleaners and subsequently; we become the opposite to ‘street’ (wise…)
And finally, when we openly discuss the joys of steamy jets on our posts…We officially become ‘tragic’ in tut Bloggus-Sphere toooooo!
I care not for the judgements 😉
One day, the young and uber cool will gasp with delight…over a household cleaning product, born of their era.
All in good time…all in good time my youthful friends!
God Bless you VAX!
I is ‘Past it and Proud’ 😉
I’ve had a rather emotional couple of hours tonight; at one point I was feeling ‘bloody lost and miserable’ on an epic scale…Po Bilar Mood Swing? Probably, maybe, who knows?…
I discovered a blog called ‘Creativity Arise’
Just like magic, I read quite possibly, (no actually… definitely) one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard
In a post about the end of the world (http://creativityarise.com/2012/12/20/the-world-is-coming-to-an-end/)
“Why in the ham sandwich are we listening to the Mayans anyway?”
“WHY IN THE HAM SANDWICH?”
Comedy GOLD! I am still laughing now, hours later
THANK-YOU Brittany for snapping me right out of morose town in a mere second, with your absolute classic!
I fully intend to remind myself of this phrase everyday from now til’ death!
Fear and pain cause us to build a fortress around ourselves, one thick enough to withstand nuclear attacks to the mind, body and soul
Reality teaches us all about the limitations of fear
And ends the lesson with a reminder that scary things exist
But does it do us any good? Trying to avoid fearful situations?
The soul knows the answer to this…
The soul knows love, life, peace and freedom. It has no room or purpose for fear, other than as a reminder to be brave
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Jenny was beyond excited 🙂
She drifted off…
1 hour later she was back in the room
The regression therapist barely got a word out…
“Me 1st…Was I a Jamaican Joint Smoking Smiler ?”
“I quote…You immediately asked 2 questions”
1) Want some Reefa ?
2) Where’s me waterfall ?
Jenny beamed at Lou and said… “I bloody knew it! I may be as white as a sheet now; but a gal never forgets her roots ” 🙂
The conclusion stands until further notice
There may not be any further notices on this subject, maybe there will, either way is cool beans for me!?
At the moment my body is defying movement
It’s never gone on this long, ever, but I know there is some serious healing to be done
The greatest blessing to come from God’s friendship and our faith in each other?
I no longer feel the need or desire to chase life’s dreams
If my dream of being a columnist re-ignites, I’ll simply announce myself as a columnist and set up a new blog, simplessssss 🙂
I’m no longer bothered about my bottom of the pile ‘social status’
That is not who I am, only I need to know that Read the rest of this entry
The physical manifestation of a divine presence, has finally been delivered and confirmed through a ‘foot related miracle’!!! 😉
Never again will I question creation
For I’ve been blessed with a tangible and touchable slice of Heaven (courtesy of the textile department [up top])
My soul doth singeth with other worldliness and deep love, each time I see them –
Resting on my rug
Attached to moi, in a ‘heavenly-esque’…’feet meets shoes’ re-union of utter joy and wonderment!
When I was little, my Mum told me over and over that all she ever wanted me to be – was happy
I went through a phase of wishing that instead, she had told me she wanted me to chase my dreams.
Then I learnt some lessons, gained some knowledge, and experienced an awakening inside me…of ‘God’ and of ‘Spirituality’. It produced a feeling so far past perfection, there are no words to describe it, no words to do justice to the moment, no route out of it, or away from it. I sobbed tears of pure joy…This moment alone, made me what I am, and made my life somehow, already complete
If I go back a bit in time; I spent some years in the rat race, until illness took me out of it; and before I felt that feeling, I was struggling to keep up with the rest of the world, failing miserably and marching towards finishing my degree and getting a ‘good job’. Thinking I’d be happy if I could just get those 2 things ‘sorted’.
But; back to that feeling…It was love, unity, peace and maybe just maybe, it was a brief moment spent in the spandangly wonder that is the ‘One-ness’. For that moment, the upper level of the experience was perfection in its purest form…and the under current was a safe and warm message that ‘everything is OK’ Read the rest of this entry
You are the only one who makes me want to go back in time
You are the one who made our life a fairytale
You are the one I feared losing most
You are the one who came at the worst possible time
You are the one who deserved every single thing I ever gave to anyone else
You are the one I cannot remember without trying to forget how much I loved you Read the rest of this entry
After scouring Word-Press for the last gazillion hours, I stumbled upon some amazing insights into self-esteem and how to achieve it the wise way; as well as many tips and ways to cope with life’s adversity, in positive ways
As a student of society, I still remain baffled by so much regarding the science of people’s minds. For every process that I understand on a deeper level, I am met with another that I had no idea existed. Life, and everything in it, is complex, and only partially understood. Living life and ‘getting through it’ requires constant analysis; and the perspectives and knowledge of just one other person, can reveal bucket loads about how different people think, and explanations of how they come to the conclusions they reach.
All of our experiences, merge together from the year dot. And as new one’s are added to our personal pots, our perspectives often change as life is seen through different lenses
I learnt a lot last night about self-awareness, growth, difference, weakness, vulnerability, honesty, social norms, culture, illness and lastly, but most importantly, I learnt a great deal more about the power of the mind Read the rest of this entry
I may be wrong here but I’m gonna spout my opinion anyway :)… I think the way somebody finds faith in God (through teaching versus experience) makes a great difference in how much that faith impacts the life of the person who believes
I grew up being told that God exists, I went to church from age 5 ’til I was 13, and I can honestly say that it had little to no impact upon my belief system. I left the community with a ‘maybe he exists and maybe he doesn’t’ attitude.
I tried to read the bible and a couple of other books about God, and I never got further than the first couple of pages as they all had the same tone…’Worship me, I rock, there is no-one better than me, no-one else deserves your adoration more than me etc etc. Then within 4 pages I’d read some (unloving) comment about homosexuality or women, that began to heat my blood up… and the book got closed
Thanks to Neale Donald Walsh, the author of the ‘Conversations with God’ trilogy, I was finally able to read about God in a simplistic way that fitted with my previous beliefs; Because Book 1 is essentially a book about a ‘belief in love’…
You can’t really deny love exists (everywhere), unless you’re totally out of touch with reality. Read the rest of this entry
Overall, no matter how many adult comedians tickle me pink, I still think that kids say the funniest things…Their utter naivety, coupled with their unique ways of looking at the world, often cause me to cry with laughter at some of their comments…
I am writing this because I just remembered a funny incident with one of my 3 magic, and very funny nephews
I was going over to Germany to stay with my brother, and Thomas (my nephew) kindly agreed to let me sleep in his room
When I got there, he told me to go and look in the bedroom, as he’d left something in there for me…and there was a note on the floor (which I’ve just fished out from my ‘memories box’ for accuracy)
Please turn ober
(I turned it over and it said)
You have boobies
Have a nice time in my room 🙂 Read the rest of this entry
Whilst browsing WordPress today, I came across this great entry…
Courtesy of – muchmorethannear.wordpress.com
One part in particular (shown below in pink) caught my eye, so I’ve decided to join the gang of authors, with my own version of –
‘Gods latest letter to the church’
“I wonder what God might write in a letter to our church today? I recently asked our leadership team to prayerfully write such a letter and to pass them on to me without talking about their content with each other. My hope is that although they will inevitably reflect their human authors, their personalities and interests, that as I read them alongside each clear patterns might emerge as the Spirit speaks. I am a firm believer that all believers have access to God through the Spirit, and so I extend this challenge to you too.”
Click here to read the full article –
If you decide to do the same, pretty please direct me to your own letter’s, as I’d love to read them.
OK…Here goes my little love note
Dear sweet children of mine,
I am writing you this letter for many reasons, but I’ll start with my main point, which is of course…To tell you how much I love you
The title and shape of the church you stand in, makes no difference to our friendship. A church can be any place at all if you just call it a church. A field, a kitchen, a cathedral or a mosque. If you truly trust in me and my copious amounts of love, you will hopefully understand this point. Read the rest of this entry